Italy hosts unique and fascinating events of international resonance, providing innumerable opportunities for experiencing intense emotions. Art exhibitions are inspired by over a thousand years of heritage, and events such as the Venice Biennale with its design and contemporary art focus, are flanked and alternate with theater and ballet performances. For music lovers, the festivals and opera seasons offered by Milan’s La Scala and the Verona Arena are unique. Italy is a synonym for music and art in every form. It offers also a wide range of traditional and modern cultural events, such as literary festivals or the many Carnivals held, most famous in Venice, but also in many other towns, such as Viareggio, and the various historical and religious representations that fill Italy with fantasy and vitality throughout the year.
Italy is known for its unparalleled mix of wonderful landscapes, rich cultural history, fabulous food and wine and of course for its friendly and outgoing people. Walkers and trekkers are spoil for choice, with any number of beautiful regions to discover. From the Roman Empire to the Medicis; from Fellini to Rossellini; from Michelangelo to Botticelli; Italy has it all. From the snow-capped peaks of the high Alps in the north to the lava strewn slopes of Vulcan Etna in the south and the rugged, beach-fringed island of Sardinia to the west, there are countless opportunities for walking and trekking holidays in Italy. There are numerous choices in the Italian Alps, including the spectacular, pale silver Dolomites in the north-east, which were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. Famous for their near vertical cliffs and spires, which make them arguably the most spectacular string of mountain peaks in Europe, the Dolomites attract walkers, trekkers and climbers from all over the world. Download PDF
Visit the historical complex of Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by the Government House, the Cathedral and the historical Cabildo, a beautiful 18th century building. Walk through one of the first avenues the city ever had, the Avenida de Mayo, seeing plenty of architectural samples of the end of the 19th century.
The tour continues south, to the oldest quarters of the city. Arrival to the traditional neighbourhood of San Telmo, with its cobblestone streets and its renowned antique fair, and to the picturesque area of La Boca, a colourful world where local artists show their paintings along the historical Caminito Street.
To the north, the tour visits the lakes in Palermo and its residential area. Finally, in the sophisticated La Recoleta quarter, one of the most exclusive ones, with elegant cafés and restaurants, we visit Our Lady of Pilar Church, said to be the oldest in the city, and the unique Northern Cemetery, to see the grave with Eva Perón's mortal remains.